BBW MEMBER INTERVIEW: Christine Coen, Owner, Buttercup Boxes of Love

What is your name?

Christine Coen

What is your title?

Owner

What is your business name?

What is your website URL?

www.buttercupboxesoflove.com

What is your Instagram handle?

What is your LinkedIn URL?

Christine Coen

How long have you been a Boston Business Women member?

Less than a year

Where are you based? How did you end up there?

Sudbury, MA. I grew up 5 miles away 🙂

Tell us more about your company! What do you do and what pushed you to start?

Christine’s mother is the inspiration for her business. When Christine was a teenager, her mom began calling her ‘Buttercup’ and her mom is also known for mailing hand written notes of encouragement, birthday wishes, thank you notes or condolences. These notes are known as her ‘paper hugs.’ Christine has taken this inspiration and created positive gift boxes filled with love.

In 2020, Christine lost her father which was shocking and devastating for Christine and her family. Christine said, “These were the hardest days of my life but I was constantly reminded of the love around me. My girlfriends showed up for me. They watched my children and my dog. They delivered food, flowers, cards, you name it. They checked on me daily. They were and still are THE BEST! As my friends struggled through Covid during this time dealing with isolation and frustration, I knew it was my time to give back. I wrote them notes of love, encouragement and inspiration. I quickly realized how sending them a note could make ME feel better! From there, Buttercup Boxes of Love was born!”

What is your definition of success? How do you know when you’ve reached it?

My definition of success is doing what I love and spreading kindness.

``Those who are the happiest are those that do the most for others.`` -Booker T. Washington

Tell us about your most transformational moment as an entrepreneur?

When I was featured in Fairfield County Lifestyle. I was so excited to be featured in another state!

What was one of your biggest challenges in business?

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How do you handle the harder days? The struggles? Those moments when you feel like giving up?

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How has being a Boston Business Women Inner Circle member positively influenced your life + business?

I have connected with so many amazing women that inspire me daily! We lift each other up and make real genuine connections with one another.

Tell us about your most proud moment in your career.

Seeing so many women support one another makes me proud and reminds me of why I am doing this. So many women are going through challenging circumstances such as cancer treatments, divorce and loss. I am proud that this business supports those women who truly need it right now.

Who is the woman behind your business? What does she like? How does she spend her free time? What does she value?

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What makes you stand out from others in your field? What do you do differently?

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Where can we keep up with you? What social media platforms do you use the most?

Instagram

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